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Huaqing Pool

Huaqing Pool

Located at the distance of twenty-five kilometres from the east, the Huaquing Pool is a part of Huaqing Palace. It is a complex of hot springs with a mild and soothing climate and astonishing scenic views of Mount Li. Known for the romantic love story of Tang Emperor Xuanzong and his concubine Yang Yuan, it features five spring pools namely; Star pool, Lotus Pool, Prince Pool, Shangshi Pool, and Haitang Pool. Reflecting the image of the lotus flower, the Lotus pool was the private bathing area of Emperor Xuanzong. Also known as Guifei pool, the haitang looks like a crabapple. With no roof, the star pool offers the enjoyment of open bath underneath the luminous, shiny and dazzling stars at night. The Huaqing Pool also highlights a 'Pear Garden' and 'Frost Flying Hall' along with nine 'Dragon Lake' and a building of five rooms. You can explore these majestic structures between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Xian City Wall

Xian City Wall

Xi'an City is the first landmark which welcomes you in Xi'an while arriving by train. It is the largest ancient wall which is well preserved by China. Erected in the fourteenth century, the wall wears the crown of World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Built in the tentative style of Chinese architecture; it features moat, watchtowers, drawbridges, corner towers, gate towers, and parapet walls. The walkway on the top of the wall takes four hours to reach its end. The base constructed with quicklime, earth, and glutinous rice extract make the wall extremely firm and strong. An extensive and deep moat surrounds this ancient wall with a colossal drawbridge which cuts off the access to Xi'an, once lifted. You can visit and explore the city wall between 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. This fantastic place also provides you for cycling on its wall with enchanting glimpses of its enclosures.

Muslim Quarter

Muslim Quarter

Enclosed with Beiyuan Gate, Zacoi Street, Xida Avenue, and Hongbu Road; the Muslim Quarter of Xi'an is a sizeable Muslim enclave with souvenir market and Islamic cuisines. It is a fascinating site which invites its tourists to enjoy the exotic food taste, tempting souvenir stores, and grandeur Arabic architecture. Within your budget list, the quarter possesses everything for everyone. With a fusion of China and Islam, it is the home to Chinese Muslims. As the sun falls, the street awakes! Muslim Quarter illuminates and bustles at its best in the night time. It remains open twenty-four hours a day, but the stores get closed till 11:00 pm.

Xi'an Bell Tower

Xi'an Bell Tower

Erected in the year 1384, the Bell Tower of Xi'an is the iconic landmark of the city with its grandeur and majestic architecture. More than six hundred years old, the structure of the tower features walls of black bricks along with a cross tunnel. With a pyramid on its rooftop, it possesses three floors and four protruding angles tiled with glazing green eaves pinned with copper. The tower has three layers out of which the first two are supported by red pillars embellished with traditional red lanterns of China. The carved doors and windows depict the decorative paintings, frescos, and art of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The entire structure highlights eight reliefs on each door's leaf all with an ancient allusion. You can visit the bell tower of Xi'an between 8:30 am and 9:00 pm from March to October. It gets closed at 6:00 pm in the winter months.

Travelling to Xi-an, China

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China invites gaggles of globe-trotters to explore its ancient city, Xi'an. Once the terminus of the Silk Road and a melting pot of religions and cultures, as well as home to courtesans, monks, warriors, emperors, poets, and merchants. The glory days of Xi'an may have ended in the early tenth century but a little bit of ancient Changan survives behind the roaring modern city. Xian's Ming city walls remain intact with its era, vendors of all descriptions still crowd the narrow lanes of the warren-like Muslim Quarter, and there are enough places and sites to explore which keep even the most amateur historians riveted. Book the tickets and fly to this ancient Chinese city- Xi'an. Spend at least three to four days with dynastic enthusiasts.

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Xi-an Travel Tips & Guide

How to Get Tickets?

Book the tickets for the fascinating and attractive sites of Xian through this website and get fantastic offers and the best new deals.

How To Get Around?

Getting around in Xi'an is quite easy. Book a rental cab or hire a self-driven vehicle for a leisure tour. Moreover, grab the public transits for the economic ride. Furthermore, walking is the best way of exploring the nearby excursions.

What Should I Wear?

Choose ideal outfits when in Xi'an, as the humid weather makes it quite tacky. Showing too much skin is frowned upon as Chinese fashion style is quite similar to Western trends. Take the apparels of high comfort and also, stylish. Opt for natural shades. Red is the most loved colour, while the complete black look is related to the funeral. For women, elegant, bright colour top with pants and capris will look fantabulous. Men can wear jeans and trousers paired with polo t-shirts and collared shirts. Closed toe shoes, sneakers, and sandals are good when it comes to footwear. Try dressing decently.

Xi-an Tourism Facts

Best Time to Visit

Spring months are best to explore Xi'an with its warm climate and a pleasant breeze. Book your tickets from March to May. These months offer blooming gardens, blossoming flowers with eye-popping surroundings. Early autumn is also great to visit which runs through September and October.

Currency

Renminbi.

Will I Need a Guide?

No. This website provides enough information that you will require for this tour.

How To Get There?

Xian Xianyang International Airport is the main gateway to the city. Book the tickets for the same and enjoy your flight. You can also grab the train for the city's central railway station.

Additional Info

Xian is a fantastic tourist destination. Plan your tour well according to scheduled events. Pre-book the tickets. Carry all the essentials with you. Dress modestly. Avoid low cut, off shoulder and backless blouses. Complete black outfits are related to the funeral ceremony. Take off your footwear while entering the monastery and temples. Do not touch Buddha's figurines and sculptures. Monks are sacred and divine. Do not touch them or sit above them.